What’s being proposed?
To increase public open space in the Canning City Centre, the City will convert Water Corporation’s existing drain on Lakes Street Cannington into an urban stream.
The urban stream will:
- mimic a natural waterway and remove pollutants from stormwater
- be a new open public space
- be a key entry way into Canning’s City Centre
- be a pedestrian link from Lake Street to Cecil Avenue.
New trees at Lake Street Urban Stream
The City Centre’s tree canopy will be increasing with approximately 60 new native trees being planted from 5 October 2020 as part of the Lake Street Urban Stream works.
Native species include: Eucalyptus rudis, Melaleuca preissiana, Banksia littorialis and Casuarina obesa.
Some new trees will replace current trees that are designated as weed species. To help maintain the habitat of local wildlife, the majority of native tree species in good condition and some non-native species will remain at the site.
Landscape architecture contract
The City of Canning has engaged LD Total to work on the Lake Street Urban Stream Project as part of the Canning City Centre Regeneration Program.
Works have kicked off and we are excited to reveal the transformation of the Water Corporation drain into a new urban linear park designed for local residents, visitors and wildlife.
Key highlights of the Lake Street Urban Stream design include
- Retention of luscious greenery of trees, pockets of native reeds
- The addition of native trees, shrubs and plants to increase vibrancy and wild life
- A beautiful boardwalk, lookout and exposed concrete path to provide a connection to the local train station and surrounding shops
- The addition of furniture to create active and vibrant public spaces for the community to interact and connect with each other.